The Times Higher Education (THE) World Higher Education Ranking Agency has again released the list of World University Rankings (WUR) 2021 via the https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings page. The University of Indonesia (UI) ranking is in the 801-1000 world ranking group and is the best university in Indonesia. UI is the only university from Indonesia that is included in this group. A total of 1,500 universities in 93 countries in the world are included in the ranking of THE WUR
THE rating agency consistently focuses on assessment indicators based on Teaching Performance (teaching and learning activities); Research; Transfer and Sharing of Knowledge and International Coverage of a university. UI obtained a total score of 25.1 – 30.1 with achievements per indicator, namely Teaching Performance with a score of: 37.6; Research: 20,7; Scientific Paper Citation Performance: 15.2; Synergy of the industrial world: 84.5; and Coverage of internationalization: 51.3.
The most prominent UI performance is the synergy performance of the industrial world. THE uses this indicator to assess the university’s ability to support the industry through breakthrough innovations, inventions and ideas based on the needs of industry and society. UI focuses on being a think tank and solving problems that exist in society. With a focus on three research clusters, namely health research, social humanities and technology science, UI is committed to producing solutions that are beneficial to industry and society.
UI Chancellor Prof. Ari Kuncoro, S.E., M.A., Ph.D said, “This is a big achievement and shows that Indonesia and UI in particular, are increasingly recognized by the global community and remain the best in Indonesia. In the midst of a difficult situation at the moment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, UI remains committed to providing solutions to the COVID-19 problem through innovation, research and community service activities. The contribution of the teaching staff, researchers, education staff, and students as well as collaborating with industry, government, and society is able to make UI even more rapid and have an impact on the country. “
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is striking, universities must still open up to the global world. With the current sophistication of information and communication technology, UI academics remain involved in international competitions, expand research collaborations with universities across continents, strengthen university networks through involvement in regional and international associations.
This achievement does not only belong to UI but also the nation’s achievement that higher education in Indonesia has been recognized by the world. As a locomotive for higher education in Indonesia, UI will advance into a university that is able to contribute more to increasing national growth and competitiveness at the global level, promoting innovation and entrepreneurship and overcoming social challenges.